In a middle class neighborhood in São Paulo, lives Selma, a widow retired nurse, with Raimundo, her 24 years old son. Mather and son, are very close. The routine of the family starts to be disrupted when Raí changes his behavior. Selma is jealous and fears that her son has a girlfriend. The fear of losing his afection blinds her to what is coming.
Sao Paulo, Brazil. Isabel, a 25-year-old girl, is kidnapped. The first ATM the criminals try to withdraw money from is broken. It’s almost 10:00pm. The kidnappers realize they will not be able to get to the next one on time. What was meant to be an express kidnapping becomes an all-night imprisonment.
Dalva, a hairstylist living in Mooca a neighborhood in São Paulo, wins, in a hairstyling pageant, a trip to Miami. At the departing day, her ex fiancée storms into her house, taking her and her mother hostage i his despair.
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On the day of her mother’s memorial, the film-maker’s uncle tells her a surprising story: during his youth, her father was a rich man, had a unknown problem and had to run away to Maro Grosso. The film-maker then sets out to investigate her father’s past, during the 40’s and 50’s and ends up discovering a family secret.
Former political activist receives restitution money from Brazilian government for her husband’s disappearance, a victim of the repression caused by Brazilian’s military dictatorship (1964-1985). With this money, she is able to afford her dreamed apartment, and free herself of the suspension in which she lived for decades, a period whilst she wasn’t even officially recognized as a widow. On moving day, her husband arrives. Their meeting, filled with emotions obligates Vera to review her entire life.
Helena is a recently graduated lawyer that divides her daily routine as Public defender pro children and teenagers at the city of Santos courthouse and the caring of the young boy Caio, with whom she shares a relation of complicity and harmony. Their relationship is put in check when Caio commits a felony.
Four young black women living in Brasilândia a neighborhood in the outskirts of São Paulo, fight for the dream o living with music. Friends since childhood, Preta, Barbarah, Mayah and Lena constantly need to fight against poverty, violence and sexism. The quartet is able to gather the pieces of the group and regain the joy of singing together.
“Antônia” generated a successful homonymous spin-off series at Rede Globo and was indicated for an Emmy.